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Five Flawless Fault in our Stars Memes

I know it’s still too soon, but I also think it might always be, so let’s do this – sure, the book is serious, but we can still laugh. And we will. Because this is the internet, and if I know nothing else, I know for certain that there are memes about everything. Let’s laugh at some sad ones.

 

it Really is the Stars

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This is actually like getting hit with an air cannon or something. How do you come up with this? How did no one else? This is devastating. Obviously the original quote is about making bad choices, and the quote in this book is about how sometimes things are out of our control, but this? This is just taking things to another level of irreverence. The cancer constellation? Absolutely devastating. No comeback possible.

 

Okay?

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Oh, these seagulls. It really is like a room full of John Green fans. What can they get themselves caught on like the beaks in the sail? Hazel’s breathing tube? I never really got the always thing, since Isaac and what’s-her-name were a terrible couple. And ok? I should stop, or the seagulls would come for me, but I thought the premise of ‘okay’ had some minor flaws, imo. Don’t kill me, okay? Okay. Please.

 

Cannon

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Why is this just a screenshot of the movie, you might ask? I kid. That IV is like the size of his entire body. And no one wanted to take his glasses off? They don’t have bee beds? Bee doctors? I’m sorry to go off on a tangent, but this movie raises so many questions. And is that IV filled with honey? I confess to knowing very little about bees, but I’m sure, if nothing else, they don’t have honey for blood.

 

Is That the Look?

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Alright, I know you guys all love this guy, and I’m not judging. But he has NO moves. No moves at all. He sees a pretty girl and he just STARES at her. I know she’s flattered, but I think it’s a little rude objectively. I don’t think we really needed evidence this book isn’t set in New York, but this is it. That staring thing would NOT fly, let me tell you. The fake smoking thing DEFINITELY wouldn’t fly. I don’t remember where this is set, I’m sorry, but you can get away with a lot.

 

Irony

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Ok sure, it’s irony, or something, but it’s also true. And this isn’t the only example. She’s sicker, but he dies first. Too soon? You know that’s what I was going for. Plus, you know, in the beginning, she says something about not believing in sugar coating, but the love story is mad sugar coated. I’m not hating! I’m just saying. Romanticizing love and romanticizing death have always gone hand in hand. Why not here?

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Sir Michael Morpurgo smiling

‘War Horse’ Author Sir Michael Morpurgo Reveals Fight With Cancer

English author Sir Michael Morpurgo has always been known for his book War Horse which follows a horse named Joey purchased by the army in World War I France. Albert, Joey’s previous owner, does everything he can to bring him home. The book has been adapted into a play and film and has always chords with audiences worldwide. However, the latest struggle for Morpurgo was even more difficult.

 

 

'War Horse'

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According to BBC News, Morpurgo has recently revealed his tiring fight against cancer. Now seventy-four, Morpurgo received radiotherapy last year to treat cancer in the larynx after having to cancel public appearances in September due to poor health. Currently, the status of the illness is uncertiain. In this week’s issue of Spector Magazine Morpurgo spoke about how he feels at his age and that it’s easy to feel that you’ve seen it all, done it all, and that nothing really surprises you anymore. He explains his perception of being sick:

 

 

Even an unwelcomed medical diagnosis does not surprise you. You cope because you have to. You know it’s what happens to us all. You have been lucky all these years. 

 

 

 

Morpurgo states that he has been a “lucky old parrot” and how, during his radiotherapy, it’s important to think of positive things such as the impact people moving across borders can have on our ideas, science, culture and trade. He mentions how his thoughts have turned towards children and grandchildren and what might become of their lives in the ever-changing world. Recalling the young people who he taught as a teacher, read his books, or those he’s met with has given him cause for hope and rejoicing. Morpurgo includes that the hope from his children, grandchildren, his great-granddaughter April and others whom he’s met over the years have shown him how radiotherapy wasn’t the only thing doing the healing.

 

 

“They helped me through,” he says. “Helped me through hoping, keep believing. They still do every day.”

 

 

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